Areas of interest: Catalan Studies – Hispanic Studies – Comparative Literature – Gender Studies – Film Studies.
Brad Epps is a Professor of Spanish, Chair of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Cambridge and Professorial Fellow at King’s College in Cambridge, UK. Previously, he was a Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures as well as a Professor and former Chair of the Committee on Degrees in Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality at Harvard University for over two decades.
Professor Epps has extensive publications on Modern literature, Cinema Studies, Urban Culture and Gender and Sexuality Studies in Spain, Latin America, Hispanophone Africa, and Catalonia. He is the author of Significant Violence: Oppression and Resistance in the Narratives of Juan Goytisolo (1996), and co-editor of Passing Lines: Immigration and Sexuality (with Bill Johnson-González and Keja Valens, 2005), and All About Almodóvar: A Passion for Cinema (with Despina Kakoudaki, 2009). He has also edited a special issue of the Catalan Review on Barcelona and modernity and a special issue of GLQ (with Jonathan Katz) on Monique Wittig.Prof. Epps has extensively studied literary and cultural relationships between Catalonia and Spain and his contributions to the field of Iberian Studies encompass topics such as cinema in the Iberian Peninsula; Spain and Africa; the correspondence between Miguel de Unamuno and Joan Maragall; the study of modernity, gender, and coloniality in Carmen de Burgos’ and Aurora Bertrana’s travel writings, and the study of Benet, Goytisolo, and Galdós from a comparative perspective, among others. Especially relevant is his book Spain Beyond Spain: Modernity, Literary History, and National Identity (co-edited with Luis Fernández Cifuentes, 2005), which investigated the shift in Spanish literary history and suggested a more flexible and less exclusive approach to Iberian literature. More information: Institutional website Brad Epps’ publications in the IStReS database: